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China LCV’s May 2011: Wuling Sunshine strong

Wuling Sunshine

Light Commercial Vehicles continue to struggle in China, down 12% in May at 380,424 units, with the year-to-date figure now down 4% at 2,271,890 registrations. The Wuling Sunshine leads the way again in May with 56,203 units (-10%) and year-to-date at 318,866 (-16%).

As usual the relevant comparisons for this figure are the Ford F-Series selling 42,399 units in the US in May and 214,461 year-to-date, and the VW Golf selling 45,843 units in the whole of Europe during the same period, and 210,540 since January… This brings a bit of perspective to the amazing sales figures achieved every month by the Wuling Sunshine.

The Foton Forland stays #2 at 33,292 sales and passes the Chang’an Minibus to become the 2nd best-selling LCV in China year-to-date at 182,570 units, down 1% on 2010.

See the April 2011 China LCV post here.

Full Top 5 Ranking Table below.

China LCV May 2011:

1Wuling Sunshine56,203-10%1318,866-16%11
2Foton Forland33,292-3%2182,570-1%23
3Wuling Rongguang/Xingwang29,3987%3166,79258%44
4ChangAn Mini Bus20,277-30%4182,147-28%32
5DongFeng Light-Truck20,7698%5103,8583%55

Source: Automotive News

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